Fa D'ambu in Equatorial Guinea

Joshua Project has identified the Fa D'ambu only in Equatorial Guinea

Population

5,460

Christian

100%

Evangelical

0.90%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


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Introduction / History

The island of Annobon was discovered uninhabited by Portuguese explorers on January 1, 1471.Hence its name, Annobon or Ambo (Goodyear). It was subsequently populated by Gabonese and others, who speak a Portuguese-based Creole also used on the islands of Sao Tome and Principe. The people of Ambo live as one with the ocean, with fish being their primary source of protein. The women give birth in the ocean. The annual whale migration to Annobon sparks a festive hunt, with men harpooning whales from canoes, and then "skiing" behind the whale using huge, homemade ropes. The Annobonese are hardy, quick learners, Jacks-of-all-trades, quite resistant to cultural change, but quite receptive to technological change.

The 2500 Annobonese, and the 100 speakers in Sao Tome and Principe, have never had any Scriptures translated into their language. While there have been Catholic and Adventist mission stations there for some time, there has never been an evangelical mission outreach to the people of Annobon. There are a handful of known evangelical believers among this group, all of whom came to Christ through church contacts in Malabo or the mainland. Two thousand years after Christ, it would seem that the time has come for the Church of Jesus Christ to care enough to make the investment of reaching these precious and isolated islanders.




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Country Equatorial Guinea
Continent Africa
Region West and Central Africa
10/40 Window No
Location in Country Annobón Island, isolated from mainland by 360 km of ocean (2,000); Bioko Island, Malabo (500), a few on continental Equatorial Guinea
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People Name General Fa D'ambu
People Name in Country Fa D'ambu
ROP3 Code 102980
Joshua Project People ID 11173
Indigenous Yes
Population in Equatorial Guinea 5,460
Least-Reached No
Alternate Names for People Group Annobonese Eurafrican,
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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Fa D'ambu 5,459
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Affinity Bloc Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster Sub-Saharan African, other
People Name General Fa D'ambu
Ethnic Code NAN58
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Largest Religion Christianity
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
100%    ( Evangelical  0.90% )
Ethnic Religions
0.00%
Hinduism
0.00%
Islam
0.00%
Non-Religious
0.00%
Other / Small
0.00%
Unknown
0.00%
Christian Segments
Anglican
0.00%
Independent
10.00%
Protestant
10.00%
Orthodox
0.00%
Other Christian
0.00%
Roman Catholic
80.00%
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